Mary Kom registered a 5-0 unanimous victory over Ingrit Valencia of Colombia in the 51kg flyweight category to enter the semifinals of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude on Thursday.
Bidding for her seventh World Championships gold, Mary Kom became the only boxer, irrespective of the gender, to win eight medals at the prestigious tournament. She has assured India of its first medal in the ongoing edition of the premier boxing event.
Later in the day, India's Kavita (+81kg), Manju Rani (48kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) will play their respective quarterfinal bouts.
With this, Mary Kom bettered her own record as the most successful boxer in the history of the marquee tournament.
Mary Kom will take on second-seeded Turk Busenaz Cakiroglu in her semifinal bout on Saturday, after a rest day on Friday.
Cakiroglu is the reigning European Championships and European Games gold-medallist.